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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:20 PM   #26
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That's going to be a big box to carry home from the Apple store.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:22 PM   #27
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There it is.

"But there's one more thing...."
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:22 PM   #28
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Surprised how open he was about unannounced products and strategies.
Some of these things may not come out for years.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:22 PM   #29
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Damnit...anyone want a brand new Samsung 55" 8000 series 3DTV??? Only a month old!!!!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:23 PM   #30
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Why bother reading the book.
Give MacRumors a few days and they will have posted the whole book.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:24 PM   #31
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I find this quote funny. He's complaining about operators control over TV content. Apple do exactly the same thing in their product line.
Control is not the problem. It's what you do with it.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:24 PM   #32
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I want one but tha price will b INSANE!!!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:24 PM   #33
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Absolutely, I'd much rather pay $12.00 again for every movie I own in DVD(~300).

Man alive, placing those discs in that junky PS3 was getting too much to handle. So glad Steve cracked this one.

Now, If Apple has a matching program with the studios...then HELLS yes I'm down!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:25 PM   #34
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Why bother reading the book.
Give MacRumors a few days and they will have posted the whole book.
Or. You could watch 60 minutes Sunday.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:25 PM   #35
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Steve's bio is going to bring a lot of insights, can't wait to read it.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:26 PM   #36
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Absolutely, I'd much rather pay $12.00 again for every movie I own in DVD(~300).

Man alive, placing those discs in that junky PS3 was getting too much to handle. So glad Steve cracked this one.

Now, If Apple has a matching program with the studios...then HELLS yes I'm down!
Itunes match for movies. I would pay a premium for that.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:26 PM   #37
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soo....he wanted to make the tv cost about 4 times more than they do now?

kinda hard to imagine people would fork over 4-6k for a tv....then again this is apple, people will give their left nut for it.
how do you feel.... better?
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:26 PM   #38
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I can't see how this TV would work. I keep hitting a wall when I'm trying to look ahead

I figure that the current TV is the most practical solution so far, especially since people won't have to replace their TV's to use it. I'm thinking too limited?
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:26 PM   #39
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im sure Steve also had plans to invent a purely simple, yet sleek, car/hovercraft/jetpack/plane/hoverboard with a teardrop design that automatically syncs and charges wirelessly with your home/cave/floating land mass/cloud and all your apple products inside/on top via Witricity and iCloud as soon as you park/land it in your garage/cave/landing pad/magical starwars type thing all while doing absolutely nothing cause Siri will be talking to you and doing it itself(?). I can see it now.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:27 PM   #40
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Its already there and its called... Apple TV. You honest to god think Steve Jobs would be leaking information about new Apple products in his own autobiography...

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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:29 PM   #41
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Its already there and its called... Apple TV. You honest to god think Steve Jobs would be leaking information about new Apple products in his own autobiography...

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Steve's "hobbies" turn out to be products.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:29 PM   #42
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Siri?

I wonder if Siri might be involved? DVRs are great, but searching is annoying. Imagine telling Siri-powered remote, "Siri, tell me what's on Sunday's 60 Minutes." Or "Siri, are any movies starring Brad Pitt airing tonight," "What's on tonight's Glee? What about next week," "What's on HBO tonight?" Searching for something to watch or record would be so much easier.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:29 PM   #43
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Okay Why'd I buy the book.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:30 PM   #44
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i am a little surprised Apple hasnt developed their AppleTV line into more of a Tivo type box that can be used with cable channels. The interface is excellent on tivo, but to blend internet offerings, existing recordings, etc all together would be really nice if it had an Apple interface on top of it
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:30 PM   #45
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If they can sell a 42" screen for $999 and a useful package of channels for less than $30 a month they have a winner all while including access to photos/music then they have a winner.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:31 PM   #46
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Through the Isaacson book, Steve Jobs has become the biggest leaker of Apple info. First about Ives and now this..
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:34 PM   #47
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I just got a Panasonic Plasma. I want a 55-60 inch range, and I doubt Apple stores will be stocking things that large, anytime soon.

This might have to start out as a bedroom TV.

Furthermore, if they go LED LCD, we'll be having more display issues! Good grief. ha.

It's fun to think we'll have a future product to complain and praise in the coming years though!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:36 PM   #48
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TV market is tricky.

Lovely shiny TVs are already out, look at Samsungs practically borderless LED sets. Difficult to see how Apple could improve too much on that design.

What they can improve on is the remote and that is where Siri could be a massive USP.

Content though is king. The TV manufacturers don't really try and compete here , but I am sure Apple would be interested in including this. If they can get the content (Sport especially is crucial) or somehow 'pull in' content from the cable and satellite operators and integrate it seamlessly with the Apple UI then they may indeed have cracked the high end TV market.

Just as Jobs said they didn't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk, I am sure they do not know how to make a $1000 TV thats not junk either so expect at the very least a $2000 price tag.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 03:36 PM   #49
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Through the Isaacson book, Steve Jobs has become the biggest leaker of Apple info. First about Ives and now this..
This is why I assumed Steve never had a book or did interviews really himself.

I wonder how this book would be accepted if Steve was still with us? Would he really want all this out while still running Apple?
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If they can sell a 42" screen for $999 and a useful package of channels for less than $30 a month they have a winner all while including access to photos/music then they have a winner.
Not really, because a $999 HDTV is really a poorly made tv with sub par HD quality. If I want everything in one unit, the TV itself better be the best in HD quality. Right now, that's still in the $5000 to $7000 price range in the form of the Sharp Elite series, or the now defunct Pioneer Elite series Plasmas.
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